The Amazing Properties of Ginseng

There are many types of Ginseng root as they are grown in a variety of different countries. However, it had originally been grown in Asia (mostly China, Korea and eastern Siberia). Although Ginseng can be found in a multitude of regions, they all differ in the way they function for example, only true Ginseng plants belong to the Panax genus. The meaning behind the name “Ginseng” comes from a Chinese term which roughly translates to “Person- Plant Root”. This is due to the root having a forked shape which is said to resemble a persons legs. The various types of Ginseng contain some very impressive qualities. Here are some of favourite:

  • Both American and Asian varieties are known to provide a boost in energy and lower blood sugar and cholesterol to name a few points.
  • Helps to prevent the development of Flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Both develop cold/ run-down like symptoms in those infected.
  • It is known to help aid in the prevention of Cancerous cells. However, it is also known that clinical trials are still to be undertaken to confirm this claim.
  • It is known to be an aphrodisiac particularly for males. By this, we mean to say it helps to improve the vigour of the male reproductive system.
  • It is also believed to be an anti-inflammatory agent. Research states that this effect is down to “the anti-inflammatory role of ginseng being down to the ¬†combined effects of ginsenosides targeting different levels of immunological activity, and so contributing to the multitude of Ginsengs effects in humans”.

Ginseng has a great many benefits and could be incorporated into a healthy-balanced diet. With such a rich history of use all over the world it must be worth a try, right ?

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